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A Journal Of A Young Man Of Massachusetts 2nd Ed

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Benjamin Waterhouse


Excerpts: [... people will be very easily divested of their liberty my word for it, they will not give up at the sight of their men-of-war, or their red ...... will be for the worse. It is the untried scene, that fills us with anxiety. We are more disposed to bear our present ills, than fly to others which ...... dirty, sickly, and but half clothed, they excited in us all, commisseration for ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 109

A Journal Of The Plague Year

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Daniel Defoe


Summary: [A Journal Of The Plague Year by Daniel Defoe. In 1665 the plague swept through London claiming over 97 000 lives. Daniel Defoe was just five at the time of the plague but he later called on his own memories as well as his writing experience to create this vivid chronicle of the epidemic and its victims. A Journal 1722 follows Defoe s fictional narrator as he traces the devastating progress of the ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 365

A Journal Of The Swedish Embassy In The Years 1653 And 1654 Vol Ii

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Bulstrode Whitelocke


Excerpts: [... success to this negotiation. Whitelocke gave a visit to the Count de Montecuculi, to give him the welcome home from his journey with the Queen ...... thing, but believe the best way for effecting your business will be by the Queen herself and if any tell you the contrary, they are much mistaken ...... with them. He also gave way to their exercise and pleasure of dancing in his ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 424

A Jug Of Sirup

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Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 444

A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century

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E Roe


Excerpts: [... that her husband had remembered and complied with her request, she graciously thanked him for giving the young man a little change and diverting ...... hear I mean that you or any one else in my employ who abuses my trust and breaks the laws shall suffer their full penalty. You are ...... in her hands, as if to shut out a vision that would blast her, she rocked back and forth in ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 116

A Knight Of The White Cross

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G Henty


Summary: [A Knight Of The White Cross by G A Henty. Orders were given to the rowers to quicken their pace and in little over an hour they were alongside the hull. As soon as the vessels were close enough for those on the poop of the galley to look down on to the deck of the other craft it was seen that Ralph s suppositions were correct. Two bodies lay stretched upon it. One was crushed under the fallen ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 28

A Lady Captivity Among Chinese Pirates In The Chinese Seas

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Fanny Loviot


Excerpts: [... SQUARE, FLEET STREET. Dedication. TO MADAME * * *. MADAME AND FRIEND,. When I first related to you the following strange and eventful episode, ...... away, all that recalls one's fatherland is welcome. By the way, I have forgotten to observe that our crew was entirely French. And now the weather ...... the novice whom they have selected for their victim. This system of robbery is a ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 160

A Learned Dissertation On Dumpling

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Anonymous


Excerpts: [... Dumpling the author displays a considerable knowledge of cooks and cookery in London by insinuating that to love dumpling is to love corruption, ...... be dated, accord closely to the life, views, and writings of Carey. All three managers of Drury Lane were subscribers to Carey's Poems on Several ...... Fricassee of Mine. I write not this, to Bite you by the Ear, (i.e.) flatter ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 433

A Letter Of Mara Son Of Serapion

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A Letter Of Mara Son Of Serapion


Excerpts: [... which I have by careful observation discovered in the world. For the kind of life men lead has been carefully observed by me. I tread the path of ...... able still to preserve his previous character, and properly does that which it behoves him to do, he is that chosen man who is called the blessing ...... their virtue and those who cultivate philosophy, they are looking to escape ...]
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A Letter To A Gentleman In The Country From His Friend In London

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Anonymous


Summary: [A Letter To A Gentleman In The Country From His Friend In London Giving An Authentick And Circumstantial Account Of The Confinement Behaviour And Attested By The Gentlemen Who Were Present by Anonymous. This title has fewer than 24 printed text pages. The Plotters is presented here in a high quality kindle edition. This popular classic work by Alexander Blade is in the English language. If you ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 215

A Letter To A Noble Lord

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Edmund Burke


Summary: [For the Danish statesman see Edmund Bourke (1761-1821). Edmund Bourke was an Irish Dominican. Born in Galway during the second half of the 17th century joining the Order of Preachers in that county where he began his studies before leaving for Spain where he completed them. He is noted as the author of numerous scholarly works though none of them have been traced. In 1706 he was principal regent ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 240

A Life For A Life

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Dinah Craik


Summary: [A Life in Pieces is a Big Finish original novella collection featuring Bernice Summerfield a character from the spin-off media based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Like all Doctor Who spin-off media its relationship to the ongoing story of the television series is open to interpretation.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 277

A Light Load

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Dollie Radford


Excerpts: [... thee With lonely heart. She wound a wreath of flowers So sweet, And, while the birds still sang their song, ...... Why she and her mother were singing there. Skies are fair when the buds are springing, When the March sun rises up fresh and strong, ...... are in bed, What books shall I bring to you Now each little sleepy head Is tucked away on pillow white, All snug and cosy for ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 38

A Little Garrison

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Fritz Von Der Kyrburg


Excerpts: [... continued writing as if he were in the midst of silence. The large office-room had almost emptied itself of its inmates when Master Worker Maurer ...... his own home. At first Konig was stunned by the blow. After fifteen years of active service, during which he had never been charged with anything ...... of the caste from which the Empire's corps of officers have sprung. The ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 177

A Little Girl To Her Flowers In Verse

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Anonymous


Excerpts: [... The Internet Archive/American Libraries.) A LITTLE GIRL TO HER FLOWERS. IN VERSE. ILLUSTRATED ...... [Illustration] DAISY. This little Daisy we all love, Because it seems to say, I'm come to tell good ...... This is a pretty Primrose, In shady lanes it grows And early in the pleasant spring, In gardens too it blows. ...... a favourite still It seems such joyous news to bring, ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 114

A London Life

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Frank Morlock


Summary: [Life and Labour of the People in London was a multi-volume book by Charles Booth which provided a survey of the lives and occupations of the working classes of late nineteenth century London. The first edition was published in two volumes as Life and Labour of the People Vol. I (1889) and Labour and Life of the People Vol II (1891). The second edition was entitled Life and Labour of the People in ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 328

A London Plane Tree And Other Verse

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Amy Levy


Summary: [Adrian Levy (born 1965) is an award-winning journalist who currently writes for The Guardian. Specialising in long-form investigative work his pieces most often filed from Asia are published in The Guardians Weekend magazine. Levys work has also appeared in The Observer The Sunday Times magazine and The Mail on Sunday as well as being syndicated in the US Australasia and across Europe. Levy has ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 58

A Long Distance Call From Jim

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Bess Streeter Aldrich


Excerpts: [... And get ready now for the climax - he's bringing his bride. Wha' say? Yes, his wife. He telephoned Pa from Chicago - imagine anybody telephoning ...... back yard fade and run together into a smudge of prismatic coloring. Ella hung up the receiver and leaned against the window. There was ...... The first school-bell rang. When Duty takes Misery by the shoulder and says gruffly, Oh, ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 11

A Lost Story

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Frank Norris


Summary: [Atla (1886) is a fantasy novel by Ann Eliza Smith. It is a tale about the discovery of the Atlantis civilization by the Phoenicians.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 440

A Love Episode

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Emile Zola


Summary: [Tales: The millers daughter. Captain Burle. The death of Olivier Becaille. Jacques Damour. The inundation. Nantas. Coqueville. Nais Micoulen. Angeline. Madame Neigeon.--Novels: A love episode. Lassommoir. The mysteries of Marseilles.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 20
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